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20 First Christmas Baby Gifts That Their Parents Will Really Appreciate

Kickoff their very first Christmas with a new tradition — being the best gift-giver they know.

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1. A portable busy board for a fun and effective way to improve their motor skills with activities like buttons and buckles.

2. A muslin milestone mat set that comes with a felt triangle frame and swaddle blanket to help document their baby's growth in Instagramworthy style.

a white muslin blanket that says "months" with the numbers 1 through 12 on it with a triangle frame over the number four and a black and white blanket folded on top

3. A compact UV sanitizer if the parents of this COVID-era baby are extra concerned about germs. This portable cleaner eliminates 99.99% of bacteria and is the perfect size for high-touch necessities like pacifiers, bottle nipples, teethers, and other small baby items.

4. A lighted recordable pop-up book so far away relatives can still be a part of the holiday magic with a page-by-page voice recording of The Night Before Christmas.

5. A cookie-shaped teething toy with chew beads and a pacifier clip so their little one can find a little relief from teething-related pain.

6. A newborn-safe electric nail file if these nervous new parents hate handling sharp tools near their baby's flailing hands and feet. This handy gadget makes nail maintenance easier, and will grow with them thanks to four age-appropriate filing pads

7. A portable vibrating pad so you can give tired parents a break from endless crying and sleepless nights with soothing vibrations that'll help their baby drift off to dreamland without filing into the car for another drive around the neighborhood.

8. A waterproof The Pigeon Needs a Bath book because their kid can probably relate to not wanting to take a bath, but a story about this dirty bird will probably make it a lot more fun.

9. A too-cute full-coverage bib with long sleeves and an extended length to curb mealtime messes and save them from spending every evening in the laundry room.

a child model wearing the long sleeve bib while siting in a high chair

10. A sophisticated wooden piano for training up the next mini maestro with a toy that plays real music and even includes six sets of beginner "sheet music" so they can gradually learn to play classic melodies.

a reviewer photo of the piano with a music note card inserted

11. A DIY baby print ornament kit to help their parents create a one-of-a-kind keepsake they'll hang on the tree for many Christmases to come.

12. A lightweight animal rocker that comes in a variety of adorable designs if your favorite little prince or princess is in need of a plush, joy-inducing throne to call their own.

13. A pack of colorful muslin blankets that are large enough to use for a wide range of baby tasks from swaddling and burping to a lightweight and breathable stroller cover.

14. A light-up sports center so their future MVP can get to shooting free throws and scoring goals with an LED scoreboard that counts up to ten and gears and buttons that play 50+ educational songs, sounds, and phrases.

15. A multi-functional baby sound machine to combine a nightlight, sound machine, and time-to-rise alert in one pretty little machine they can control remotely from their phone as not to disturb their sleeping babe.

16. A silicone baby feeding set for the tyke who's gearing up for solid food, and parents gearing up for all the messes that come with it.

17. A door frame-mounted bouncer if their kiddo is ready for a little playtime independence. This seat provides hours of fun, exercises their legs, and allows them to be a part of the action without having to worry about chasing them all over creation.

18. A mesh bath toy organizer that'll help their parents reclaim the tub and once again take showers without fear of stepping on a hard plastic toy.

a reviewer photo of a white mesh organizer with one big pocket and three small pockets mounted with two suction cup hooks

19. A washable leakproof floor mat so they can keep their floors looking like they did before they introduced a lovable but messy child into their home. The top easily wipes clean, while the bottom is dotted with silicone dots for safe, skid-proof protection.

Reviewer's picture of the cartoon safari-themed floor mat under a high chair

20. A raglan Pink Floyd onesie because it's never too early to start influencing their taste in music.

an off-white onside with a Pink Floyd print, blue trim, and blue raglan long sleeves

Their parents *swooning* over these adorable finds:

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